Posts Tagged ‘Loco’

DCC Series Part 19b – Non DCC Ready Loco

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Part two.At the request by Hornby (As asked by one of the Staff, Chris) is this two part video. Here i share with you my 1st attempt at doing a hard wired decoder installation, so it’s time for the old soldering iron to come out. The model is one of Hornby’s popular loco’s found in many of it’s set’s. This is one of the earlier versions, as the later one’s have slightly different wiring set up.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

Indian Electric Loco WAP-1

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Indian Electric Loco WAP-1
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Image by Ashok666
An AJJ WAP-1 is ready to be fitted on to the Pallavan Express at Villupuram junction..the loco is the first in the series of WAP ones which has seen it graduated to WAP-7 which is now applied to pull the high speed trains of Rajdhani and Shatabdi expresses in India

Belgian Railways class 27 loco

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Belgian Railways class 27 loco
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Image by Mostly Dans
Class 27
Electric lokomotives, 3 kV DC, 4150 kW, Bo-Bo, 160 km/h, 85 t weight, 24 t tractive effort (start), 60 built 1981-1984.

AL 3 electric loco at Crewe

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

AL 3 electric loco at Crewe
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Image by Elsie esq.
At the former Railway age museum.

Diesel loco

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Diesel loco
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Image by Timitrius

Model trains: How to convert analog 4-4-0 Southern Pacific loco to DCC??

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Question by almintaka: Model trains: How to convert analog 4-4-0 Southern Pacific loco to DCC??
Hi everyone,
I have an HO scale analog 4-4-0 Southern Pacific locomotive that I would like to convert to DCC. I understand the basic electronics required for an encoder car behind the engine, but I keep hearing horror stories about people who build the encoder “by the book” but then have major vibration problems with the engine running at slow speeds or stopped. Has anyone out there come up with a good way to build an encoder that reduces or eliminates engine vibration?

Thanks to all for taking the time to read this. Have a good day !!!
Big Al Mintaka

Best answer:

Answer by btw667
Al, I’m not pretty sure you don’t need to house the decoder in a separate car. I model N scale, and though I don’t use DCC, many of my friends do. I’ve seen the sizes of decoders available today and a Digitrax DN140 will fit in almost anything. If I remember correctly, it’s about the size of a dime or smaller! That will hide away very easily inside your tender.

As for you vibration question, I’ve never heard of a decoder causing this. As model railroaders, we all know how delicate steam locomotives are. Even with careful handling, sometimes things happen. When taking one of these apart for any reason it is extremely important to take extra care with extreme attention to detail in order to have a smooth running steamer when finished. I can only conclude that during the “up-fit” process, some minor detail has been rearranged slightly causing a vibration.

Hope this helps…my email is yahoo verified if you wish to contact me…good luck

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LGB G Scale Steam Freight Starter Set Special Edition ATSF Steam Loco With Tender, Flatcar, Caboose, Track, Power Pack, Smoke Oil

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

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electric loco train

Friday, August 26th, 2011

electric loco train
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Image by greenboxhouse
electric loco train HO scale model by Hema and Lima

Loco 1

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Loco 1
bachmann trains
Image by Phil_Parker

Loco 3

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Loco 3
bachmann trains
Image by Phil_Parker

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